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An Admin’s Guide to Career Preparedness

An Admin’s Guide to Career Preparedness

As an admin, you need to be prepared for anything the day, your executive or your colleagues throw your way. But how do you properly prepare for your own career success? All too often people get caught unprepared when a good career opportunity shows up, or something...

An Admin’s Guide to Being Between Jobs

An Admin’s Guide to Being Between Jobs

Layoffs happen. Executives leave companies and can’t take their admins. Companies reorganize. All these situations may sound like nightmares to an admin. But they don’t have to be career killers. If you’re in between jobs, companies or even careers, these five things...

Top Advice for Aspiring Admins

Top Advice for Aspiring Admins

Every year, we ask our audience to complete a brief survey on the admin profession asking them to share why they are #AdminProud, and what advice they have for those considering the admin profession.  At the beginning of the month, we highlighted some of the fantastic...

5 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

5 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

One question I get asked a lot is, “How do I get started as a virtual assistant?” Many admins are eager for advice on how to strike out on their own and begin their virtual assistant business. Yet they don’t know where to start. While there’s no exact science behind...

Prepare for Career Transitions with a Job Search Toolkit

Prepare for Career Transitions with a Job Search Toolkit

No matter how well you perform your job duties, no position is ever really safe. Even the most outstanding administrative professional can lose their job, through no fault of their own, at any given time. Your company could go out of business. Your executive may...

The Admin’s Guide to Effective Job Search

The Admin’s Guide to Effective Job Search

The following is a true story about a former colleague.  It was a week after Thanksgiving when she got the news her job was being eliminated. She had noticed the workload had been lighter during the past few months. But layoffs?  ​Seriously? Right before Christmas?...

Leaving Your Job? Set Your Team Up for Success Before You Go!

Leaving Your Job? Set Your Team Up for Success Before You Go!

You’ve done it. After a lot of thought, consideration, and soul-searching, you’ve decided to put in your notice and leave your admin job. But you can’t check out just yet – you have a lot to do in the next few weeks to ensure that you set your executive, colleagues,...

3 Signs It’s Time to Change Jobs

3 Signs It’s Time to Change Jobs

As admins, we all begin new jobs with open minds and the best of intentions. We want to learn everything there is to know, create good professional relationships with our executive and colleagues, and show up for work every day knowing that we’re a valued member of...

7 Goals to Invigorate Your Career in the New Year

7 Goals to Invigorate Your Career in the New Year

It’s hard to believe another year is almost complete. What have you accomplished this year? What do you have planned for next year? Is your career where you want it to be? As the days fly by toward a new year, now is the perfect time to start setting your goals for...

15 Questions to Ask During Your Next Interview

15 Questions to Ask During Your Next Interview

An interview is nothing more than an information exchange between you and a potential employer. So to get the most out of it, you need to be prepared to answer questions, as well as ask some of your own. But what do you ask to get the information you need? Before you...

Note From Julie: Tap Into All of Your Job Search Options

Note From Julie: Tap Into All of Your Job Search Options

We've looked at various aspects of how to handle an unexpected change in employment this month. We've touched on the benefits of using a career coach, how to keep your skills relevant while unemployed, updating and using your professional portfolio, and reading to...